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The D.N.A. Detectives: The Smuggler's Daughter - Dr. Mandy Hartley

The D.N.A. Detectives: The Smuggler's Daughter - Dr. Mandy Hartley

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This is the second book in The DNA Detectives series. (Signed by author local to Old School Bookshop)

The story is set in a beautiful seaside cove in Cornwall.

According to the records it was once rife with ship wreckers and smugglers, there are rumours of a secret smuggler's tunnel, but no one has ever found it. The characters in the story, Annabelle and Harry are determined they are going to find the tunnel! During their search they discover a gold locket in a rock pool. Inside the locket is a photo of a girl and a lock of hair. When they show the locket to the lady in the cafe, she remarks “It must have been left by the smugglers!” ... and so, starts their most exciting adventure yet!

Join Annabelle and Harry to see if they can discover the identity of the girl in the locket. Can they find the smuggler's tunnel? Find out how they use DNA to unlock questions about the past?

Children reading this book will learn about DNA, cells and forensic science. They will discover how DNA is inherited, how we can use DNA to find out where someone originates from and to establish if they are related.

This book has been granted a green tick from the ASE. It was reviewed by their education experts who evaluated it to see if they thought it was suitable for use in schools. We are delighted to tell you it met all the ASE criteria for quality and was awarded "the ASE Green Tick". You can read the full review and find out how they felt it could be used to help with teaching science and literacy for KS1 and KS2 and in secondary schools by clicking on the following link.

Taken from the review; “The DNA Detectives series of books are fictional stories with a non-fiction science element. They are suitable for both primary and lower secondary pupils and have links with both the English and science curricula. All the resources, such as web links, activities and printable resources are easily available for teachers to access. Both books are easy to read, with short chapters. They can be read independently by pupils, or chosen as a class text. There are cross-curricular links with science, English, history and geography, making these books a good resource for teachers to use across a topic. The author has shown the importance of DNA in our everyday lives. To conclude, the DNA Detectives series comprises exciting stories that can truly inspire children to have a love of science!”

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Binding: Paperback

Number of Pages: 192

Year Published: 2018

Publisher: Insight & Perspective

ISBN: 9781912190119

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